I watched Marisa's tutorial on how to use the templates and saw that she had her colors and fonts planned out ahead of time before actually assembling the page. I don't know if she did it because she knew she was going to be recording it or if that's how she does it all the time, but I had never thought of that before. I, most of the time, just find a picture or two I want to use and figure out what kind of "theme". Then open anything and everything I might want to use on the layout in photoshop, move all the elements to the background paper, and then sort through them to see what fits with what my image is and delete anything that doesn't. Then spend forever looking at all my fonts figuring out which one I want to use. I'm VERY disorganized in my process, so I'm just curious what everyone else does to prepare for a layout and how I can improve my preparation.